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Autologous Skin-Grafting Surgery to Prevent Esophageal Stenosis After Complete Circular Endoscopic Submucosal Tunnel Dissection for Superficial Esophageal Neoplasms

Chai, Ningli, MD1; Zou, Jiale, MM1; Linghu, Enqiang, MD1; Chai, Mi, MM2; Li, Longsong, MM1; Wang, Xiangyao, MD1; Zhang, Wengang, MM1; Xiang, Jingyuan, MM1; Li, Zhenjuan, MD1

American Journal of Gastroenterology: May 2019 - Volume 114 - Issue 5 - p 822–825
doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000169

OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and effectiveness of autologous skin-grafting surgery (ASGS) for preventing esophageal stenosis after complete circular endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection (ccESTD) for superficial esophageal neoplasms.

METHODS: Between October 2017 and March 2018, 8 patients who underwent ccESTD and ASGS were included. We assessed the occurrence of esophageal stenosis and adverse events.

RESULTS: No adverse events occurred, including perforation, bleeding, wound infection, or stent migration. Five patients did not experience stenosis over a median follow-up of 7 months.

CONCLUSIONS: ASGS appeared to be a safe and effective way to prevent esophageal stenosis after ccESTD.

1Department of Gastroenterology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China;

2Department of Plastic Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Correspondence: Enqiang Linghu, MD. E-mail:

Received August 18, 2018

Accepted January 07, 2019

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